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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fsldma: use PCI Read Multiple command

>>>> Can you give me an example of non-PCI memory that would be
>>>> non-prefetchable that you'd like us to try? We can see if our
>>>> host CPUs have an area like that ... we just need to know
>>>> what device to look for first :)
>>> You can mark the pci inbound window on the 83xx as non-prefetchable
>>> (assuming 83xx is host). On a x86 host I doubt there is any easy way
>>> to get non-prefetchable memory.
>>
>> Yep, we were going to do that, but chose to use the
>> 1MB region already setup for the IMMRs since its already
>> marked as non-prefetchable. We were only doing reads, so
>> it wasn't going to hurt anything.
>>
>> I doubt that marking one of the other BAR regions
>> as non-prefetchable will give a different result.
>> However, we're more than happy to double-check if
>> you'd like.
>
> Its possible you'll get a different result since IMMR is a register
> space internal and thats normally a completely different bus than memory
> would be (internal to the 83xx). I'd suggest double-checking w/a BAR
> marked non-prefetch pointing to real memory.

We had a 4k BAR1 setup to point to DDR memory.

With prefetchable set, a 36-byte transfer generated a
burst-of-8 32-bit words followed by a single transaction.

With non-prefetchable set, the transfers were all single.

So it works like we'd expect.

Cheers,
Dave



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